Institute for Energy Transition
dedicated to Marine Renewable Energies


Cyclical solicitations for offshore wind turbine mono piles

Duration : 3 years

Project description

Today, fixed wind turbines represent the most mature marine renewable energies technology (MRE). The foundation of a fixed wind turbine represents 15 to 20% of the total investment and no regulated framework exists for questions of design. Strong constraints for energy efficiency imply a constant increase in turbine power and directly impact foundation dimensioning where installation and operating efforts are supported (high rotor frequencies and cyclic wave loads).
SOLCYP+ project, by bringing together the main actors of the sector, proposes to render reliable the methodology for dimensioning monopile foundations in order to optimize costs and to ensure de-risking of projects through recommendations.


  • To define a completed and tested methodology in order to progress the applicable norms
  • To understand carbonate sea floors that are currently unknown and frequently encountered on French MRE sites


Coordination: France Energies Marines
Scientific and technical management: Ecole des Ponts ParisTech

SOLCYP+ project partners

This work received state support managed by the National Research Agency under the Investments for the Future Program (ANR-10-IEED-0006-08). He is one of the winners of the 2016 "Renewable Marine Energies" call for projects launched as part of the "Institutes for Energy Transition" action of the Future Investment Programme.
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09/04/2019 - Continuation of progress meetings